Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The president of the community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, has resigned her post as a result of suffering serious illness (read story here); Spain's Treasury to put more bonds on sale this week in the hope of raising some €9 billion (read story here); Gas prices to rise by about seven percent due to energy fiscal reform plans (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Six months after the PP introduced its labour reforms, the move has borne little fruit in stimulating the employment market in Spain (read story here); Doctors warn about the negative implications of getting rid of certain cancer tests as a way of saving money (read story here); Trainer José Mourinho has taken the blame for the current tensions felt amongst the Real Madrid team (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas has told a group of businessmen that they would do better focusing on external markets rather than relying on the Spanish one for their products and services (read story here); Indecision on the part of Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy in seeking a financial bailout has caused the price of Spanish bonds to rise above six percent (read story here).